All ages will dig the imaginative works in the Renwick’s No Spectators exhibit
Take toddlers to story hour at East City Bookshop
on Capitol Hill — the weekly book readings are perfect for ages 1-4. The session starts at 11am, and admission is free. After, stay to browse the inventory, then head next door to Labyrinth
to check out their great selection of games and puzzles or grab a bite at one of many nearby eateries.
Wednesday – Spend the forecasted rainy day at Badlands Play Space, where there are mountains of indoor adventures for kids. From active fun to creative explorations to learning experiences to relaxation options, the enormous facility in Rockville has it all! Hours are 9am – 6pm (Tuesday – Sunday). Admission is $20/child and $12.50/toddler.
Thursday – Check out No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man at the Renwick Gallery. The big, bold, imaginative works originally showcased at the annual festival in Black Rock City wow viewers of all ages. Hours are 10am – 5:30pm, and admission is free.
Friday – Enjoy a “summer” activity and hit a sprayground! There are a bunch open for the season within the DC Department of Parks and Rec that have areas where kids can splash around. (Open at 10am, free admission.) Find a list of even more interactive fountains and splash pads around the area in the 2018 KFDC Guide to the Best of Summer in DC.
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Fun takes shape at the MathAlive! exhibit
Tuesday – Add a museum exhibit to the weekday mix and go see MathAlive! at the Smithsonian’s Ripley Center before it closes June 3. Admission is free.
Wednesday – Walk among hundreds of butterflies at Brookside Garden’s “Wings of Fancy” exhibit. Witness the butterfly life cycle and see species from North America, Central America, and Asia. Admission is $6/adult and $4/ages 3-12, free for children 2 and under (though strollers are not permitted). Tickets and parking are available at the Visitors Center and Conservatories.
Thursday – See Five Little Monkeys, Adventure Theatre’s latest show that audiences of all ages will find entertaining. Tickets are $18 and still available for Thursday’s show as this post goes live.
Friday – Visit the Maryland Youth Garden at the National Arboretum. Stroll among a variety of plants and flowers, till soil in the compost station, and have some fun in the natural play space. Admission is free.
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